File photo A free community event is set for this Saturday at the Ocean Park Community Orchard.

Orchard bee-haviour explored in South Surrey

Community event set for April 21 at Ocean Park site

An opportunity to learn about bees and taste some honey is set for this Saturday (April 21) at the Ocean Park Community Orchard.

Orchard Fun – Birds, Bees and Seeds! is a free event co-sponsored by the Honeybee Centre and part of the City of Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza, a series of programs and events being held throughout the city that got underway last weekend and continue until June 9.

At the orchard Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can also plant a seed in a biodegradable pot, to take home and encourage pollinators to their own gardens. A garden photography workshop is also planned.

The community orchard, located at the corner of 22 Avenue and 128 Street, took root more than two years ago.

Approved by the City of Surrey in July 2016, it has grown to include fruit trees, berry bushes, flowers and bee hives.

Last year, it was selected as a Canada 150 celebration site.

Just Posted

Crashes pile up as snow blankets Surrey

Up to 10 centimetres of snow is in the forecast

How much does your city spend per person on snow removal?

Black Press Media compares 2018 ice and snow removal budgets of various Lower Mainland communities

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Surrey pastor in concert with songs from her new ‘Psalms for a Peaceful Heart’ CD

‘Incredible’ church sanctuary in Whalley a stage for Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford’s music

Plan to redevelop former Surrey motel site too dense, says Coun. Pettigrew

Pettigrew: ‘We need to build liveable community with green spaces… not massive zones that are densified’

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Ex-Langley spiritual leader cleared of stock trading allegations

Investors allegedly lost $740,000 investing through a local religious organization.

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

Abbotsford man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

Most Read